Basalt girls win Steamboat Shootout |

Basalt girls win Steamboat Shootout

The Basalt girls basketball team took home top honors Saturday at the annual Steamboat Shootout in Steamboat Springs.To win the championship trophy, the 3A Longhorns had to knock off three 4A schools in Steamboat Springs, Northridge and Montrose. The Longhorns first beat the home Sailors, 58-43, before a tight 51-45 win over Northridge in the semifinal. In the championship game, Montrose was no match for Basalt as the Longhorns rolled to a 47-34 victory.”I’m so proud of all of them,” head coach Carolyn Compton said. “They really played hard and like a team.”The win over preseason top-10 selection Northridge in the semifinal was one of the best games she had ever seen, Compton said.The Longhorns trailed by two with 34 seconds remaining, but sophomore Emily Peetz got the ball down the court to junior teammate Katie Mulcahy who sank a basket at the buzzer to force overtime.The Longhorns (3-2) then pulled away in the extra period. After the win, Basalt sophomore Dayne Toney was selected to the all-tournament team.The Basalt varsity boys team didn’t fare as well, finishing sixth out of eight teams. The Longhorns (3-2) beat Conifer, 62-54, before losing tight games to Northridge and Montrose.

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